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overbite

 [o´ver-bīt]
extension of incisal ridges of the upper anterior teeth below the incisal ridges of the corresponding lower teeth when the jaws are closed normally.
Classification of overbite. From Darby and Walsh, 1994.
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ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

1. the extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion;
2. the distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for the distance that the upper incisal edges drop below the lower ones, but it may also describe the vertical relations of opposing cusps;
3. the relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite
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overbite

(ō′vər-bīt′)
n.
A malocclusion of the teeth in which the front upper incisor and canine teeth project over the lower.
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malocclusion of teeth

A form of dental malocclusion in which there is a reversal of the normal relationship of the mandibular and maxillary teeth, with lateral displacement of opposing teeth (i.e., a poor bite) and difficulty in mastication. Normally, mandibular teeth lie inside maxillary teeth and the outside mandibular cusps or incisal edges meet the central portion of opposing maxillary teeth.
 
Complications
Periodontal disease, caries.
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ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

(vĕr'ti-kăl ō'vĕr-lap)
1. The extension of the upper teeth over the lower teeth in a vertical direction when the opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion.
2. The distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically.
3. The relationship of the maxillary incisors to the mandibular incisors when the incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

ver·ti·cal o·ver·lap

(vĕr'ti-kăl ō'vĕr-lap)
1. Extension of upper teeth over lower teeth in a vertical direction when opposing posterior teeth are in contact in centric occlusion.
2. Distance that teeth lap over their antagonists vertically, especially for distance that the upper incisal edges drop below lower ones, but may also describe vertical relations of opposing cusps.
3. Relationship of maxillary to mandibular incisors when incisal edges pass each other in centric occlusion.
Synonym(s): overbite.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
References in periodicals archive ?
Exploration of variations in positions of upper and lower incisors, overjet, overbite, and irregularity index in orthodontic patients with dissimilar depths of curve of spee.
Overbite and vertical facial dimensions in terms of muscle balance.
Variablity and age changes in overjet and overbite. Am J Orthod 1953; 39: 779-801.
The amounts of overbite and over jet significantly influence the variation of the curve of Spee in the mandibular arch.
The curve of Spee contributes to set up the anterior overbite and is favorable to the approach of the maxillary and mandibular occlusal planes, in mandibular elevation.
Dento-craniofacial relations in varying degrees of overbite. Am J Orthod 1952; 38: 657-73.
The relationship between dental overbite and eustachian tube dysfunction.
Following in the priority for malocclusion traits in adolescents were the moderate overbite and overjet discrepancies.
The moderate overjet and overbite as well as space anomalies were more frequent in adolescent than adults.